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signed the gay marriage ban into law now says it should be overturned. why the change of heart? >>> and awkward, party of two. a now "new york times" photographer steven crowley captures john mccain and rand paul only moments after mccain slammed paul's made for television filibuster. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live from washington. the stock market soaring to a new record high. the jobless numbers are at a four-ee low, and the washington post chris joins us now along with greg with the economist and cnbc wr this is your specialty, so let's start with you today. let's get behind the numbers, the good, the bad, and any ugly? >> most of bad. excuse me. mostly good. >> good, good, good. >> no ugly that i can see. the number of jobs created quite a bit mo expecting. if you look over the last few months, it looks like we're sustaining job growth from the 150,000 to 200,000 area. more hours means more income, more spending power, but the main thing -- the main take-away p is what's not happening. we are not seeing the economy crumple even though it was hit with big tax increase
, and make some concrete changes that have helped the church regain credibility and helped some of those wounded by the church to heal and come back to the faith. i think it's something that the cardinals are aware of and one of the things they'll be considering as they discern who they believe god would really want to be the next pope. >>> thank you both so very much. of course we'll be watching and coming back to you at a moment's notice, waiting for the smoke. >>> and led by women here at home, women senators, the armed services subcommittee today, has been holding the first hearing in a decade on sexual assault in the military, assaults against both men and women. >> one week before my unit was scheduled to return, i was raped by another service member that had worked with our team. initially i -- i had no faith in my chand. >> commanders too often fa fail to care for the victim or prosecute the perpetrator. >> let's not allow sexual predators who happen to wear a uniform the opportunity to become highly decorated sexual predators. let's make sure they are convicted and dishonorably
, with their opposition counterparts. there's no, there's no comparison. what we do have is a change in circumstances. because as you know, we've been governing from crisis to crisis with manufactured deadlines now, repeatedly whether it was the debt ceiling negotiations or the super committee. or the fiscal cliff or the sequester deadline. now because republicans chose to embrace the sequester, let it take place, let it be implemented with all its negative impacts, that's a negative. but the fact is it means we don't have the looming deadline that requires you know, huddled negotiations with congressional leadership to try to produce an outcome before you know, something terrible happens at midnight on any given day. we now are engaged in what's called regular order. budget process that includes the house passing a budget resolution, the senate passing its budget resolution. the president submitting his budget and then hopefully, hopefully through conference you know, through meetings of the house and the senate, you know, some kind of compromise emerges that represents the balance that the american
changing loopholes and make it revenue-neutral is some tax component to actually raise money against the deficit part of any deal that has to come out of all these talks? >> i mean, that is -- that's certainly the -- that's certainly the president's view, and that we had hoped that congress would have acted in the last month to pass, you know -- the president has put a balanced package on the table that is a combination of increasing revenues, of closing loopholes, as well as spending cuts, and, you know, the hope was that we would be able to pass that and have the revenues as part of that go for deficit reduction. now, you know, speaker boehner has -- is for tax reform. he has a view that we shouldn't use that money for deficit reduction, but what the president finds encouraging is that, you know, we're in the same universe in terms of the types of -- the types of reform that we think needs to happen. the president has been willing to join entitlement reform. we're not there yet, and the president had a really good dinner yesterday. there's a lot of differences, but some common grou
or political settlements, that has to be led by the afghans. >> will the war of words change the white house timetable to wind down the war? tough new gun legislation heads toward a senate vote. what are its chances? we'll talk to the bill's co-sponsors, senator patrick leahy. countdown to the conclave, last-minute preparations under way in rome. how long will it take to see the white smoke? >>> plus, this isn't your typical political fight. new york congressman peter king gets in the ring literally with a champion kick boxer. >>> and justin timberlake joins an exclusive club on "snl." >> candace bergen? the first female member of the five-timers club. >> and i would like to say something, i, too, wish we had a second bathroom. but while we're all sharing, could you please try to remember to leave the toilet seat down. >> don't look at me. >> i didn't do it. >> i go in the sink. >> this place is the best, i love being a five-timer. >> best "snl" ever? perhaps good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington and two american families today are mourning terrible losses in afghanistan after another
bit of a change, and if there is sort of one feeling, it's that if this happens quickly, it will be someone who is more expected. for example, the archbishop of milan, cardinal scola. if it goes on a while and they can't seem to coalesce around one or two candidates early on, it does open up the possibility of a north american pope. possibly a latin american or an african pope. so we'll have to see the way it plays out. i think the length of the conclave could start to give us some indication of how things are going. >> chris jansing and father john. thank you very much. i know you're going to be there throughout the hour, throughout the day until we see some smoke and until they complete their deliberations today, we'll get back to you the moment anything happens, thank you both. >>> meanwhile, here in washington on capitol hill today, conflicting fiscal visions. paul ryan unveiled his republican budget. now president obama is about to head to the hill to encourage senate democrats to offer their alternative later this week. joining me now for our daily fix, "washington
.s., it's often very tough to take. but i don't see that changing. i mean it's gone on for quite some time. >> and ambassador, just to further on that point, it would seem that this is some of what karzai says here is simply about hamid carsi's politics in afghanistan and not meant in the diplomatic context, for which many of us are taking it. am i reading you right? >> that's right. but obviously it's hard to segment audiences these days. so we hear the same thing they hear. but we take it kind of differently. >> now i have a question, andrea mentioned the prisons, the u.s. has ceded possession of the last prison facility. given the bifurcated nature of what president karzai says, can we trust afghanistan to not release some of the most dangerous prisoners in the prisons that we've ceded over. >> we went through the same type of deal with the iraqis. they release prisoners for different reasons than we release principlers. this is a tough one. and i suspect we're going to have a lot of disappointments ahead. these things happen all the time. >> one last thing, personal relationships, much
more fundamental problem which is on the major issues of the day, immigration, climate change, jobs, taxes. the republican party is out of the mainstream and that's why they lost women voters by 11 points. that's why they lost youth voters you know by historic number. that's why 71% of latino voters voted for the president. and i don't think an outreach program is going to fix it it's a policy program. it's a mainstream political problem and i think that if they follow the recommendations of this report they're going to have more problems in the future. >> i want to ask you about ofa. there's been criticism from others interested in disclosure, more media disclosure, given the technologies now, why isn't there immediate disclosure of contributors, concerns about conflict of interest. chuck todd was asking about this a couple of weeks ago at a white house briefing. let's play that. >> spend money on his behalf? >> this group is promoting a policy agenda. it's not trying to elect him, obviously, since -- >> i know they spent money to promote the agenda. >> as organization does all ove
help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles or serious allergic skin reactions like blisters, peeling rash, hives, or mouth sores to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," march co
on this, by rob portman? times have changed. >> times have changed indeed. and rapidly. and this was her endorsement was delivered via the human rights campaign headed by chad griffin. formerly an arkansasen and someone? the press office in the clinton white house years, we knew him in 1992. here's more from her statement, her video today. >> that's why i support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. i support it personally, and as a matter of policy and law. embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for lgbt americans and all americans. to deny the opportunity to any of our daughters and sons, solely on the basis of who they are, and who they love is to deny them the chance to live up to their own god-given potential. >> one of the things that she said in this video that gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights, which is an echo of her famous declaration at the international women's conference in beijing back in '95. where she really stirred the fires in international diplomacy as first lady by declaring women's rights human rights. >> and that
surrounding gun control had been fundamentally changed. i would say what's happened in the months since then, stripping the assault weapons ban out, skepticism about background checks and high-capacity magazines, suggests that newtown may have changed things for a time, but it's possible it did not change broadly how the public thinks about gun rights, gun restrictions, you know, and et cetera. >> chris cillizza, thank you very much, see you later. and meanwhile, speaking of guns in colorado, the manhunt continues and widens for the unidentified gunman who murdered state department of corrections director on his doorstep. police have expanded the investigation to include any leads from clement's prior role in the corrections system as well as anyone who might be targeting his wife, a colorado state mental health official. clementant's death comes as colorado was placing new gun control legislation into law, signed yesterday. >>> the red line on iran, as prime minister netanyahu on the same page as the president? we'll ask a top israeli official coming up next. and ha did the palestinians thi
about how much the political climate, if at all has changed as it ties to guns, karen, since what happened in newtown, connecticut late last year. >> well harry reid says he's basically counting the votes here. there are not the 60 votes it would take to overcome a filibuster on the tougher measures, i think also that he is looking at the fact that he has some democratic seats up for re-election in 2014. and in 2014. and in some states that it's going to be very difficult to hold. places like west virginia and arkansas. and so he's, he's really not quite ready. i think to sort of put his members on the line for this. so he will allow these to be offered as amendments from the floor. but there are also likely to be some amendments from the other side. it was interesting, too, to see vice president biden yesterday, up with mayor bloomberg. saying that the white house is basically not giving up this fight. but it sure doesn't seem how you get these things done. >> i thought, i'm glad you made that point. i thought joe biden saying -- remember newtown, pointing his finger, very tellin
change that relationship. now that president obama comes to israel as victorious, as with the mag nimity and generosity of a victorious president who won the elections, does not have netanyahu threatening him, he can reach out and try to prove to them that he is a real friend and this demonization of him was totally wrong. >> now, according to the polls, and you know better than i whether the polls are accurate reflection, is israelis are suspicious of this president, despite the long-standing ties and generosity on the missile defense system and other security issues, there's a real sense he hasn't shown israel the love. other presidents didn't come in their first term, ronald reagan never came as president, but at the same time they expected him to come, especially after he went to cairo in 2009. can he reach on the floor his head to the israeli people. >> there are three interesting events. king hussein of jordan, almost an enemy, and the friendly bill clinton coming to israel and winning the hearts of israelis instantly, although their positions were very critical of israeli policy,
that somebody has to be their friend, i suppose you can force the child to say this is my friend. but it changes the definition of what it means to be a friend. and that's, it seems to me, what supporters of proposition 8 are saying here. all you're interested in is the label and you insist on changing the definition of the label. >> pete -- >> go ahead. >> i was going to say that gets to the point here about whether, what's at stake in california if you give all the same legal privileges to same-sex couples as traditional couples have, everything but the privilege of using the word "marriage" what is the case all about? to proponents, it's everything. it's the legitimacy, it's the ability of their children to say our parents are married. it's the standing in the community. but as you hear justice roberts ask the question, it's like well, there really isn't that much difference. >> nbc chief justice correspondent, pete williams, i cannot think of anyone better i would want to have on, thank you for explaining it. >> the two california couples challenging prop 8 talked about the fight that led th
. i really think that's what made the change, okay? you guys, i'm talking to you freely, you know. i would have been hiding in a closet ten years ago. >> martha coakley is massachusetts's attorney general. she was inside the court this morning. she joins us now, and i'd like to ask you, attorney general coakley, what was the vibe in the room in terms 6 the idea of states' rights. yew state was one of the first to allow same-sex marriage. did you sort of pick that up from some of the more conservative justices? >> yes. we were the first state to allow it. we were the first attorney general's office to challenge doma, and i think you heard in the questions today, and the arguments, of course, this is about the plaintiff from new york, but it was about much more than that. it was about the 1100 restrictions on the rights of same-sex couples, we've had that history now for almost ten years in massachusetts. i think the focus and questions for many of the judges was around the impact on the lives of people, whether they are veterans, whether they are looking for social security. the tenor
, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eye sight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores from diabetes. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who've had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. ask your doctor about lyrica today. it's specific treatment for diabetic nerve pain. to hear more of terry's story, visit lyrica.com. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" deadline day. with members of congress headed home, the president summons leadership to the white house and the blame game continues. >> this is not a win for anybody. this is a loss for the american people. i am not a dictator, i'm the president. so, ultimately, if mitch mcconnell or john boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, i can't have secret service block the doorway. >> let's make
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is have real substantive changes to the law that makes it very sensible about who will be able to possess a weapon. and i don't think that's that difficult, andrea. right now virtually every american, nine out of ten americans intentionally support us closing the loopholes, that allow people who are deranged or criminals from obtaining weapons. we should be able to at least move there and go on it other things. in california we've gone to the step of saying weapons of war? you shouldn't possess those. assault weapons are not for the street. they're for war. >> ha do you say to members of congress, democrats and republicans, especially democrats, in red districts, who are the biggest problem, potentially the biggest hurdle to getting some sort of tough laws through. >> we have a few democrats in the senate who have some concerns they've always been very strong on gun rights. but i would say to them, respecting their views, we all got to suck it up and we can get this done there are a number of families who expect us to do our work. so suck it up, be courageous and let's do the right thing.
problems. >> and ronald reagan, the pragmatist would be the first to acknowledge the demographic change and reshape the party in order to win. >> that's right. >> thank you very much amy walter and kristen and chris cillizza. >>> next, we head to rome, what are we learning about the newly elected pope? and actor and activist, djimon hounsou just back from japan. ♪ 50% more buckarooooooooos ♪ 50% more yeeeaaahhhh!!!! ♪ 50% more yeah yeah [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase, plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. ♪ 50% more boogie ♪ what's in your wallet? cashhhhh!!! arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. when her sister dumped me. oh dad, you remember my friend alex? yeah. the one that had the work done... [ male announcer ] sometimes being too transparent can be a bad thing. this looks good
or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eye sight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores from diabetes. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who've had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. ask your doctor about lyrica today. it's specific treatment for diabetic nerve pain. to hear more of terry's story, visit lyrica.com. >>> and welcome back from doha. joining me now from washington with the latest on all of that sequester talk and the cia director's suspected confirmation and other news. the washington post chris, our daily fix, and ruth marcus and the washington post. thank you very much. chris, first to you. let's talk about the cr, the continuum resolution that will be passeded, an extension. john
and reforms over a period of time. and if you actually look at the totality of the budget changes we made over the last couple of years, including the $1.5 trillion, we have a higher ratio of cuts to revenue. considering all the revenue than sim spso simpson-bowles did. a bipartisan yardstick. so we're right there in a balanced approach for deficit reduction. where the republicans, it was the same thing that romney ryan were proposing before. talk about lessons learned. they may have learned some lessons on immigration reform. they're totally stuck in their own mud when it comes to the budget. >> on the sequester, it seems that for all intents and purposes that will continue to be the law of the land. we're going to pass a government funding bill out of congress. hopefully by the end of this week to avert a government shutdown on march 27th. you mentioned on the conference call two days ago that there really, or yesterday, rather, there's probably no, there's nothing to avert the sequester or replace it, unless there's a large-scale agreement put in place by perhaps the president and speaker b
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